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Reynolds closes bars in six Iowa counties

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has ordered that all bars be closed in six of the state’s largest counties in response to surging numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases blamed in part on young people ignoring mask…
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State investigates businesses serving alcohol, ignoring social distancing guidelines

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA - A state agency has received dozens of complaints that social distancing guidelines aren’t being followed by Iowa businesses that serve alcohol and a handful of Iowa bars and restaurants…
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Twin Cedars to start virtual learning

The Twin Cedars School District says it has received a waiver from the state to begin virtual learning.  Teachers will be contacting parents and students today and virtual learning will start Thursday (8/27).  Earlier this…
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Two public hearings at Osky School Board meeting

The Oskaloosa School Board will hold two public hearings Tuesday night (8/25) on proposed bond issues.  One bond issue is for ten million dollars for renovations at the high school and elementary school.  The other…
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Coronavirus update

The rise in coronavirus cases in Marion County continues. Over the weekend, 37 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Marion County.  17 new cases reported in Wapello County as of late Sunday morning (8/23).  12…
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Governor says she learned of glitch in Iowa’s Covid data last week

BY O. KAY HENDERSON Governor Kim Reynolds today said the state website that lists Covid-19 data is “a work in progress” and a “glitch” that reported recent positive test results as having been confirmed weeks and…
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Iowa's Unemployment Rate Declines to 6.6 Percent in July

DES MOINES - Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 6.6 percent in July. The state’s jobless rate was 2.7 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 10.2 percent in July. “July's…
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Meeting on Ottumwa Street reconstruction

There’s going to be a public meeting in Ottumwa Thursday (8/20) about the upcoming Ottumwa Street reconstruction project.  The meeting will be from 5 to 6pm at the shelter house located behind VFW Post 775…
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Parker resigns from Mahaska County Board

A Mahaska County Supervisor is stepping down.  Steve Parker announced Tuesday (8/18) that he will resign his seat on the County Board effective Friday (8/21).  Parker was elected to the County Board in 2018; his…
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Broken water line in Osky

A broken water main could cause some traffic issues in Oskaloosa.  The break in the 200 block of North Market was reported just after 9 Monday night (8/17).  Oskaloosa Police tell the No Coast Network…
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